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Ajax Engg gears up for Atmanirbharta

Ajax Engineering, the world’s largest manufacturer of self-loading concrete mixers (SLCMs), has recently earmarked around Rs 100 crore for allotment of land in Bengaluru from Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) as well as for building a new manufacturing facility.

We will continue to focus on infrastructure projects

Established in 1960, Atlas Copco India is the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative solutions in air compressors and industrial gases, energy efficient vacuum pumps, portable compressors, light towers.

The versatile machine

Most skid steer loaders are designed to work in diverse climates of high ambient of 48 degree Celsius or severe cold and high altitude areas, no matter what climatic conditions.

Motor graders are now mandatory for construction of highways

The grader has a strong role in the pre-compaction stage and sub-base preparation with fine grading, spreading and levelling the ground. It uses a hydraulic blade to push large amounts of soil and can be adjusted with a simple lever by the operator.

Graders for the future

Motor graders are having their moments under the sun. Infrastructure projects are pushing up demand for these machines.

Komatsu aims for lead in hydrogen-powered mining trucks

Komatsu, Japan's top construction equipment maker, plans to develop hydrogen power as an alternative to diesel for heavy-duty mining dump trucks, in a first for the industry, Nikkei has learned. The company will start its hydrogen development programme in 2021 and aims to have the trucks ready for practical use by 2030.

CNH’s CE sales plunged in 2020 despite Q4 sales bump

CNH Industrial saw net sales of industrial activities decline by 7 per cent for the full year in 2020; construction equipment net sales worldwide plunged almost 22 per cent. Q4 results, however, were much more positive, with the company's construction equipment segment seeing a net sales increase of 6.4 per cent compared with the same period in 2019.

Italian CE market remains stable in 2020

During the 12 months of 2020, 16,962 construction equipment have been sold in the Italian market, with a stable trend compared to 2019 (+0.2 per cent). More in detail, earth-moving machines sold were 16,251 (0 per cent), and 711 were road machines (+15 per cent).

Italian CE market remains stable in 2020

During the 12 months of 2020, 16,962 construction equipment have been sold in the Italian market, with a stable trend compared to 2019 (+0.2 per cent). More in detail, earth-moving machines sold were 16,251 (0 per cent), and 711 were road machines (+15 per cent).

CASE plant in pithampur wins prestigious award

CASE Construction Equipment’s plant in Pithampur won the Platinum Award in the MUDA Category in the 9th Edition of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National 3M Competition, created to promote lean manufacturing processes.

Schwing Stetter inaugurates IoT enabled, energy efficient facility in TN

Schwing Stetter India, one of the largest manufacturers of concreting and construction equipment’s across the country, inaugurated its fifth manufacturing facility in Cheyyar, Tamil Nadu.

Technological upgrades are perennial part of CE industry: Sandeep Mathur of CASE

Sandeep Mathur, Brand Leader, CASE India, speaks on the current scenario of motor graders in India, and the upcoming digital technologies in motor graders.

Outlook on CE sector revised to ‘Stable’ with sharp volume recovery: ICRA

Two critical demand headwinds in the coming quarters are - the continued limited fiscal bandwidth with State governments to invest in infrastructure and the price hikes following the upcoming emission norm change in April 2022

L&T’s Hajela: Motor graders may grow at 15-20%

Speaks on the current scenario of motor graders in India

L&T records highest sales of Komatsu PC210-10M0 machine in short time

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery hit a new milestone with the commissioning of 1000th Komatsu PC210-10M0 Hydraulic Excavator recently.

Volvo CE to build training centre in Shippensburg

Volvo CE to build training centre in Shippensburg

Volvo, Engcon seal tiltrotator deal

Volvo, Engcon seal tiltrotator deal

JCB strengthens presence in Andhra Pradesh

The company's dealer, Varun Motors, inaugurated its new facility for sales, service and spares in Rajahmundry, the cultural capital of the State.

Komatsu aims to half carbon dioxide emissions by 2030

Komatsu aims to half carbon dioxide emissions by 2030

CNH’s CE saw an increase of 6.4 % in net sales

CNH’s CE saw an increase of 6.4 % in net sales

Schwing Stetter inaugurates manufacturing facility in Cheyyar

Schwing Stetter inaugurates manufacturing facility in Cheyyar

Italian construction equipment market shows a stable trend

Italian construction equipment market shows a stable trend

CASE Pithampur plant awarded for its lean manufacturing

CASE Pithampur plant awarded for its lean manufacturing

Innovation has been cornerstone of JCB’s operations

In our exclusive, Deepak Shetty, Deputy CEO & Managing Director, JCB India Limited, tells us how the construction equipment industry in general and JCB in particular have been emerging through the year of the pandemic.

Improving efficiency

Batch mix plant is the most widespread type of asphalt plant in the world, which guarantees the highest level of flexibility in production and quality of the finished product.

New Avenues to Growth

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit market players adversely on the supply side, causing declining sales of undercarriage components.

Why proper lubrication is essential for construction equipment

Choosing the right lubricant is essential to improve construction equipment reliability and productivity and to reduce breakdowns.

L&T compactors are very well established in the Indian market

L&T’s Construction and Mining Equipment business manufactures, distributes and provides after-sales support for construction and mining equipment for diverse industries and applications.

Intelligent compaction!

Intelligent compaction rollers are equipped with technology that processes compaction data in real time for the roller operator.

Ajax Engg gears up for Atmanirbharta

Ajax Engineering, the world’s largest manufacturer of self-loading concrete mixers (SLCMs), has recently earmarked around Rs 100 crore for allotment of land in Bengaluru from Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) as well as for building a new manufacturing facility.

CNH Industrial certified as Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work®, the global authority in workplace culture assessment and recognition, has re-certified CNH Industrial (India) Pvt. Ltd. in its 2021 company ranking in India.

Rural infra, healthcare to drive demand for CE

The construction equipment industry sees two emerging categories—infrastructure development in rural India and the creation of a strong healthcare system—as growth drivers in the coming years, even as the industry sees green shoots with the revival of infrastructure projects.

Hyundai CE India launch new excavator fleet

Hyundai Construction Equipment launched the upgraded series of excavators under the series name SMART PLUS and new Global colour to strengthen the brand positioning in India and Export market.

Budget spurs order books

The Budget 2021 has won the approval of its utmost critics with most giving it a thumbs up. Infrastructure is the mantra for 2021-22 as the Finance Minister proposed to significantly enhance capital expenditure to Rs 5.54 trillion in the next fiscal, besides creating institutional structures and giving a big thrust to monetising assets to achieve the goals of the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), which was launched in December 2019 with around 6,835 projects.

CE market to pick up in long term

After a 15 per cent drop in construction equipment demand to 83,470 units in 2019, some signs of recovery were visible at the beginning of 2020.

CNH Industrial certified as Great Place to Work for 2nd consecutive year

Great Place to Work®, the global authority in workplace culture assessment and recognition, has re-certified CNH Industrial (India) Pvt. Ltd. in its 2021 company ranking in India. This is the second consecutive year of certification for the Company.

Ajax Engg gears up for Atmanirbharta

The leading SLCM manufacturer says it is investing Rs 140 crore to help in its plan to diversify its construction to roads, railways, energy, and irrigation.

Case launches cx220c crawler Excavator in india

ASE Construction Equipment has launched its CX220C crawler excavator in the Indian market. The excavator is made in India at CASE’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Pithampur (Madhya Pradesh).

Bauma China Boosts Industry Confidence

The bauma CHINA 2020 held in the midst of Covid-19 crisis attracted 2,867 exhibitors and around 80,000 trade visitors.

ICRA forecasts moderate CE volume growth

The domestic construction equipment (CE) industry may see moderate volume growth this fiscal as dealers have reported a rebound in demand in the second quarter, according to an ICRA report.

Sany India celebrates 15,000 machines milestone in India

Sany India has rolled out its 15,000th machine from the company’s India facility in November.

Indian CE market to regain growth

Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research writes on the market and sales scenario of Indian construction equipment market.

Testing & Interesting Times

After the most unusual year that we experienced in our lifetime, the calendar year unfolding is expected to be challenging but promising for the Indian construction equipment industry.

OTR tyres on the move

With construction activities picking up and mining activities on a revival mode, the OTR tyre demand in the country is expected to grow in the coming years.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

CE industry: On the road to recovery

The rural economy has also been driving sales of construction equipment. A good monsoon, record agricultural production and huge procurement by the government agencies along with a focus on rural infrastructure are all attributable to increasing rural prosperity.

Volvo CE debuts mid-size electric excavator concept

Designed with safety and sustainability in mind, the concept EX03 electric wheeled excavator concept Designed with safety and sustainability in mind, the concept EX03 electric wheeled excavator with innovative rear screen safety feature made its debut at CIIE 2020

CASE launches CX220C crawler excavator in India

The excavator is made in India at CASE’s manufacturing plant in Pithampur

Trending mining equipment and features

The upcoming mining reforms are expected to drive the demand for advanced mining equipment technologies and solutions.

Self-reliance in mining equipment

With demand for mining machinery on the rise, it would be ideal for us to have Made-in-India mining machines.

Reforms will boost recovery

Reports show an impressive recovery for the Indian economy in the July-September quarter (Q2) from the record decline of the first quarter, indicating that the economic activity has been gathering pace. The economy in Q2 however continues to be contracted.

Adaptability and agility are our core strengths

Gagandeep Singh Gandhok, Senior Vice President – HD Truck Business, VECV, shares his views on the market scenario and the company’s plans.

Contractors are increasingly using machine control technologies

Samip Desai, Director, Moba Mobile Automation (India), talks on the growing importance of control technologies and solutions offered by the company.

“We are expanding our product portfolio”

Ifm is expanding its product portfolio of control solutions with new solutions. Amit Hatgine, Manager-System Business, ifm Electronic India, shares more on the products and solutions from the company for construction equipment industry.

MCE market to witness volume growth in CY2021

Roads and highway projects and rural development to drive growth.

Sany India celebrates 15,000 machines milestone in India

Sany rolled out its 15,000th machine from its India facility

Boosting productivity at Australian earthmoving business

Two ECR305C crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) are helping a family business in Sydney improve productivity on earthmoving projects.

ICRA predicts construction equipment volume growth in CY2021

Central Government projects in roads and rural development will drive demand

JCB India launches industry’s first dual-fuel CNG backhoe loader

The dual-fuel CNG backhoe loader can operate on CNG and diesel simultaneously

Volvo Group to launch SDLG excavators in India

The first SDLG excavator model to be launched in India is the 13 t E6135Fi

Brokk names North American Sales and Marketing Manager

Keeling is responsible for growing the Brokk brand in key segments across the US and Canada, including demolition, processing and mining

New emission norms for CEVs from April 2021

The stage is now set for the implementation of the new emission norms in the construction equipment vehicles (CEVs) and tractor segments.

Will Growth Sustain?

This September showed a sequential positive trend in the economy. Analysts say the 8 core sectors improved. Now to sustain that growth.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020

At the 8th Annual Equipment India Awards 2020, hosted virtually, the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry were felicitated for their achievements in the challenging times.

Sany India supporting partners in difficult times

The company helped all its 35 dealers steer through the challenging phase by implementing multiple initiatives to sustain and improve the cash flow for the dealer partners.

ICF 2020: A Virtual Construction Extravaganza

Just when the 2020 financial year was coming to a close, it was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the industry was already battling issues such as a liquidity crunch, rising bad loans, slowdown in capex, project delays and insolvencies, among others, the last quarter witnessed growth in the negative territory for most businesses. However, despite obstacles and uncertainties being at their peak, a few entities managed to persevere and prevail, posting growth and exhibiting excellence.

MoRTH notifies new safety norms for construction equipments vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification GSR 673 (E) dated 27 October 2020 in respect of Construction Equipments Vehicles (CEVs) to holistically address the issue of safety requirements.

Next year will be the best for construction industry

Speaking exclusively with EQUIPMENT INDIA after winning the coveted Equipment India Person of the Year 2020 award, VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India, shares his thoughts on the company’s success, future plans and the market outlook.

More than 2,800 exhibitors to participate in bauma CHINA

Despite the challenges due to Covid-19, the show will fill all 17 halls and the outdoor area at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

BEML’s stride towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ wins Equipment India Awards

The awards were given in recognition to the best selling companies in various construction equipment categories.

Volvo CE launches new compact excavator in Indonesia

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced the launch of the Tier 3 EC55D compact excavator in Indonesia with offset boom, which is ideal for general construction.

New emission norms for CEVs deferred to April 2021

The stage is now set for the implementation of the new emission norms in the construction equipment vehicles (CEVs) and tractor segments with the notification of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) in this regard.

Road Equipment: Road to Recovery

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has big plans of constructing expressways, national highways, state highways and rural roads in the coming years. However, any uncertain economic situation in future may affect the recovery of the market as this will affect the payment of contractors, financing and thus equipment mobilisation.

Seeking Light at, the End of the Tunnel!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the world’s longest railway tunnel above 10,000 feet height on October 3. The Atal Tunnel is being completed at the most difficult time of coronavirus pandemic.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020 to be held online

In the prevailing pandemic conditions, The 8th Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards will be held virtually on October 15, 2020

The growth of mini excavators will be much faster

Tata Hitachi pioneered the mini excavator market by introducing the first indigenously developed 2T TMX20, way back in the 1990s. Rahul Shorey, Head Sales – Construction, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Co, shares more on the market trends.

Informa Markets and KDCL unveil InfraConex

Informa Markets (formerly UBM India), India’s leading B2B exhibition organiser, and K and D Communication (KDCL) in a joint venture, unveiled a brand new exhibition ‘InfraConex’ that will cater to the Indian construction equipment sector.

Backhoe Loaders Bouncing Back

In the current market conditions, the customer focus will be on equipment with better productivity and cost saving. Backhoe loader with its multi-utility advantage and competitive price will drive the demand in the current market scenario.

Filters in New Normal, New Norms

Construction and mining machinery operate in extreme conditions of weather, terrain and environment. They need to withstand these odd conditions and perform the task with minimum downtime.

The mantra of self-reliance

After months of speculation on GDP numbers, the results have confirmed our worst fears: our economy is suffering from a serious malaise.

Pre-owned Equipment Market to Excel

The post-COVID scenario seems to be working out good for used equipment as customers want to buy more pre-owned equipment in good quality, while organised players are seeing business growth and more OEMs are entering the business too.

Used Equipment Market to Flourish

The post-COVID scenario seems to be working out good for used equipment as customers want to buy more pre-owned equipment in good quality, while organised players are seeing business growth and more OEMs are entering the business too.

Govt aims to make India a construction equipment manufacturing hub: Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and Road Transport & Highways said that the government is targeting at making the country a manufacturing hub of construction equipment in the world

MoRTH proposes safety norms for construction equipment vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a draft notification to address the issue of safety requirements while construction equipment vehicles are running on roads along with other vehicles

Govt proposes separate emission norms for CE and agri machinery

The Union Government has issued a draft notification for separate emission norms for agriculture machinery and construction equipment vehicles.

ACE President Pradeep Sharma passes away

Pradeep Sharma, President of Action Construction Equipment (ACE), passed away on August 5, 2020.

JCB Group appoints Deepak Shetty as Deputy CEO and MD in India

The JCB Group announced the appointment of Deepak Shetty as the Deputy CEO and Managing Director of JCB India.

New appointments at LiuGong India

LiuGong India has announced the appointment of A Krishnakumar as the President – India effective July 2020.

Crushers & Screens: Gaining Momentum?

The growing aggregate requirements in the infrastructure projects and the improving mineral mining activities in the country demand crushers and screens in large numbers. But with some roadblocks pose as challenges in this positive scenario, can the crusher segment gather momentum

Safeguarding the industry

The construction equipment industry is going through a never-seen before sales scenario as the volume witnessed a steep fall of 70 per cent in April-June 2020 quarter, as per the findings of the CRISIL Research.

Wheel Loaders: Loaded with Opportunities

Wheel loader market in India is looking at the emerging opportunities after the fresh momentum that is going to prevail in the market post-COVID pandemic after the government’s pro infrastructure policy initiatives.

Hose & Fittings: Heart of Hydraulics

Hydraulic hoses and fittings play a vital role in the fluid power transmission in hydraulic equipment. Construction and mining equipment will continue to be a major growth driver for this segment.

iQuippo brings Kobelco’s equipment on its platform

iQuippo announced a strategic partnership with Kobelco Construction Equipment India to market and sell construction and mining equipment manufactured by the OEM on its platform

We are leveraging digital technology in our products and services: Jasmeet Singh

JCB has pioneered the integration of digital technology in its ‘Intelli’ series of construction equipment. Jasmeet Singh, AVP, Corporate Communications & Corporate Relations, JCB India, shares more.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA postponed to April 2021

The event will now take place from 20 to 23 April 2021 at the India Expo Centre (IEC), Greater Noida

Paving the Road to Success

To be competitive in a global market, it is essential for OEMs explore and take the first step towards adopting advanced automation and digitisation solutions. Saurabh Kulkarni, Mobile Automation Expert at B&R Industrial Automation, Austria writes.

We expect an industry growth of 6-8 per cent in 2021-22: Venkatesh S Aiyer

Uniflex has recently started a new plant in Uttarakhand, and plans to start two more plants in the long term. Venkatesh S Aiyer, Director, Uniflex, shares more on the market trends and the company’s plans.

ACE ties up with Doosan for premium MHE

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) has joined hands with Doosan Corporation, a Korean multinational conglomerate, to represent their ‘Industrial Vehicle’- MHE Segment in India

CASE releases next-gen SiteWatch telematics platform

CASE Construction Equipment launched the next generation of its SiteWatch telematics platform with an all-new dashboard, more intuitive navigation and new overview sections

We promote domestic products suitable for applications: Saji Thomas

Gates believes in extending the boundaries of material science. Saji Thomas, General Manager, Product Line Management & Application Engineering - FP, Gates India, shares more on the product developments in the company and the market scenario.